Former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher, has suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to get sacked by Manchester United because the club is still stuck in their old ways.
Solskjaer’s Man Utd side have been on the receiving end of some criticisms this season, having begun the campaign on a rather discouraging note.
A run of four losses in eleven matches, which includes a 4-2 defeat to Leicester City, a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool, and a one-sided 2-0 loss to Manchester City, see the club languishing in sixth on the Premier League table.
But despite the poor outcome from our games, the Man Utd board have maintained faith in Solskjaer, while the likes of Tottenham and Aston Villa have since let go of their managers Nuno Espirito Santo and Dean Smith, after suffering a similar fate.
And according to Carragher, who spoke on Sky Sports recently, United’s insistence on following the old ways is the reason they’re yet to sack Solskjaer.
The former Liverpool centre back noted, “If a manager feels his goalkeeper is not good enough, or his striker’s not good enough, he’ll change them and go and buy someone — ‘he’s doing a good job but I can better’.
“I think we’re at a stage now were football clubs look at managers, and they’re not just managers, they’re coaches, and everything else in a club is in place, and it’s ‘can I get someone better than him? Yes I can, I’m going to go and do it.’
“I think in the past, it was almost like it had to be really bad to sack the manager, and that’s the difference with Manchester United right now. It almost feels like it’s got to be that bad before there may be a change.
“Whereas other clubs, you look at what happened with Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, I don’t think it was that bad, I think Nuno Espirito Santo in terms of Antonio Conte coming in, is not that bad.”